soak 2 cups of avalakki / poha in water for about 5 minutes or till they turn soft yet retain their shape. drain them and make sure the pohas are easily smashed when you press it.
heat oil and add mustard seeds, urad dal, jeera and hing. allow them to crackle. also add curry leaves at this stage. ( i dint have curry leaves so i skipped it)
add peanuts in the pan and fry till they become crunchy.
now add chopped onions, chilli and ginger. stir fry till the onions sweat.
add turmeric powder, salt, sugar and saute for a few seconds.
now add soaked-drained avalakki (poha) and stir on a low flame. cover and cook for 1-2 minutes on very low flame.
sprinkle some lemon juice and chopped coriander leaves.
serve khara poha / khara avalakki hot with curd and mixture along with masala tea.